Dan Witten is an Assistant Professor within the Applied Agricultural and Food Studies Department.
Witten received a B.S. in Agricultural Education from Iowa State University in1998 and the M.S. in Agriculture from Iowa State University in 2010. Witten was raised on a family farm near Ida Grove Iowa. He was involved in sports, drama, FFA, 4-H, and church youth groups . Upon graduation from Iowa State he taught at Central High School in Elkader Iowa. In 1999 he was hired to teach and coach at Westwood High School in Sloan Iowa, where he spent 19 years prior to joining the Morningside Faculty.
Awards and Recognition
Witten was named Teacher of the Year by Masonic Lodge 502 in 2004. He has been recognized by the Iowa Association of Agricultural Educators numerous times as part of the “Ideas Unlimited” contest, winning the state competition three times.
As a member of the Morningside faculty, Witten has focused his research on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and improving student learning through the use of a variety of experiential learning techniques.
As a member of the Morningside Faculty, I believe we are in a great position to help students become active, productive citizens within the agricultural sector of today’s world. Working with other faculty, community members and businesses, we are able to provide diverse, hands-on educational opportunities to students. These opportunities enable students to gain a first hand understanding of their role in the future of our food supply.
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